Update From The White House Business Team


 

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Your Update from the White House Business Team

 

As we reflect on the last five years since the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, it is evident that Americans have made significant progress. Last week, President Obama highlighted the importance of averting a government shut-down and raising the debt ceiling, while emphasizing the need for advancing our nation’s competitiveness in the world market. The Administration will not compromise on growing the middle class and ensuring everyone has access to affordable health care. In this issue, read about:

 

  • President Obama’s Speech on the Five Year Anniversary of the Financial Crisis
  • Remarks by the President at the Business Roundtable highlighting our economic progress
  • The President’s Export Council convened to welcome seven new members
  • The President’s Better Bargain for the Middle Class during his trip to Kansas City
  • Looking Ahead: The White House will host the first-ever SelectUSA Investment Summit
  • Resources to help your business grow

 

We hope you will find the below information useful and interesting. Please do not hesitate to be in touch if we can be of assistance in any way and if you have ideas on how to strengthen the economy and provide economic security for our thriving middle class.

 

Thank you,

 

Ari, Marisa, and Sam
Office of Public Engagement, Private Sector Engagement
Business@who.eop.gov

 

 

President Obama Addresses the Five Year Anniversary of the Financial Crisis

 

On Monday, September 16th, the President delivered remarks at the White House to mark the five-year anniversary of the financial crisis.  He discussed the progress we have made to grow the economy and create 7.5 million private sector jobs, highlighting the work we still need to do to strengthen the middle class and those fighting to get into it.  He continued to highlight his better bargain for the middle class, and warn against more self-inflicted wounds from Washington. The President was joined on-stage and in the audience by people who have benefited from his economic recovery proposals over the last five years including small business owners, construction workers, homeowners, consumers and tax cut recipients.

 

For video of the entire event, please click here.

 

To read more about the progress we’ve made in the past five years and see just how far we’ve come, please click here.

 

 

 

 

After making a statement about the situation at the Washington Navy Yard, President Obama marks the anniversary of the financial crisis and the efforts over the last five years to stabilize the economy and get it growing and creating jobs again. Sept. 16, 2013.

 

The President Engages With the Business Community

 

On Wednesday, September 18th, President Obama addressed business leaders at the quarterly meeting of the Business Roundtable.  In his remarks, the President highlighted the progress the economy has made over the last year, but recognized there is a lot of work still to do.

 

To watch a video of the President’s full remarks, please click here.

 

 

 

President Obama delivers remarks to members of the Business Roundtable. Sept. 18, 2013.

On Thursday, September 19th, the President delivered brief remarks at a meeting of the President’s Export Council to  discuss the importance of helping American companies sell their goods and services around the world.  The President emphasized the importance of exports in our economic recovery.

 

To read the President’s full remarks, please click here.

 

 

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a meeting with the President's Export Council, in Room 350 of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House, Sept. 19, 2013. Seated with the President, from left are: Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker; Council Vice-Chair Ursula Burns, Chairwoman and CEO of Xerox; and and Council Chair Jim McNerney, Jr., President and CEO, The Boeing Company (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a meeting with the President’s Export Council, in Room 350 of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House, Sept. 19, 2013. Seated with the President, from left are: Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker; Council Vice-Chair Ursula Burns, Chairwoman and CEO of Xerox; and and Council Chair Jim McNerney, Jr., President and CEO, The Boeing Company (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

On Friday, September 20th, the President traveled to the Ford Kansas City Stamping Plant where he will continue to highlight the progress we have made since the beginning of the financial crisis five years ago and the work that lies ahead to continue strengthening our economy and deliver a Better Bargain for the Middle Class.

 

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SelectUSA Investment Summit: October 31 – November 1 in Washington, DC

 

Select USA

 

 

Launched in 2011, SelectUSA is the first-ever U.S. government-wide initiative to promote and facilitate investment in the United States.  If you’re a business leader trying to identify your next phase of expansion, SelectUSA is your go-to resource to connect with decision makers, investors and market analysts.  Not only is SelectUSA the Administration’s premier venue for promoting foreign investment and job growth within the United States, it is a perfect venue to help grow your own business with enhanced exposure to the global economy.

 

On October 31 through November 1, 2013, the Obama Administration will host the SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit. This first-of-its-kind, national-level engagement is intended to connect businesses and investors from around the world with U.S. economic development organizations at the state, regional, and local levels. The SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit is being hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, and SelectUSA, as part of a U.S. government-wide initiative to promote direct investment in the United States

 

By attending the Summit, you will be able to connect with foreign and domestic investors, senior Administration officials, and state and local officials. In addition, you will learn how to more effectively identify, target, and execute your investment strategy.

 

Get registered now by visiting http://www.selectusasummit.com/

 

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker
  • Secretary of State, John Kerry
  • Secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew
  • United States Trade Representative, Michael Froman
  • Laurence Fink, President and CEO, Blackrock
  • Dan Doctoroff, President and CEO, Bloomberg, L.P.
  • Andrew Liveris, President and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company

 

To download the complete summit brochure, please click here.

 

Government Resources to Help Grow Your Business

 

Business USA

 

 

BusinessUSA: Your Front Door To All The Government Has To Offer

 

On October 28, 2011, the President issued a challenge to government agencies to think beyond their organizational boundaries in the best interest of serving America’s business community, and start thinking and acting more like the businesses they serve. He directed the creation of BusinessUSA, a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire.

 

  • BusinessUSA makes it easier for small businesses and exporters to discover opportunities, connect with the right resources, and help them grow and hire.
  • The tiles on the front page are designed to give the most relevant results based on a few simple questions. Each tile is designed around a specific business need.
  • Search, track, and register for resource centers, events, and programs in your area.

 

Check it out now at http://www.businessusa.gov

There’s Still Time!  Help Your Industry, Your Community and Your Business: Return Your Economic Census Forms Today

 

The Economic Census is the U.S. Government’s official five-year measure of American business and the economy. It is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

In October through December 2012, forms were mailed to nearly 4 million businesses, including large, medium and small companies representing all U.S. locations and industries. Respondents were asked to provide a range of operational and performance data for their companies.

 

You can submit your responses electronically here.

 

The Economic Census is the U.S. Government’s official five-year measure of American business and the economy. It is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

In October through December 2012, forms were mailed to nearly 4 million businesses, including large, medium and small companies representing all U.S. locations and industries. Respondents were asked to provide a range of operational and performance data for their companies.

 

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